phoenix20

Q:

Do you have advice for buying test strips online? I don't have prescription drug coverage and am thinking of buying my test strips online from Amazon because of the cheap price. They have different sellers and I don't know which one to buy from. Also it doesn't give the experation date of the strips before you buy.

Patty Bonsignore

A:

Buying online can be an excellent way to get discounted strips, sometimes half price. However, you are right to be concerned about expiration dates. Probably the best option is to go to the chain drug stores or big box stores and look at their store- brand meters. Ask the pharmacists about the cost of the strips that come with their meters. There can be a big difference in the cost of strips, so it is well worth taking the time to compare the prices.

October 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm